This is my favorite restaurant in Little Italy. The staff is great and the place is usually frequented by regulars. They sell cigars in the front, so the front portion of the restaurant allows smoking. And if you don’t want to be bothered, you can sit in the back room. The food is simple, down-home Italian food, just like the stuff I grew up on. The cavatelli marinara is wonderful, and the antipasto de florio’s is a must have with eggplant, peppers, mozzarella, and stuffed mushrooms. It is very reasonably priced and you’re never rushed.